Wood Deform - Does Paint Help Or Not? - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles County
Posts: 253
Rewards Points: 248

wood deform - does paint help or not?

On the ranch I would always paint wood for concrete forms with white maintenance paint. I figured it was to protect the wood from bending out of shape in the hot sun. Last time I did this I noticed that perfectly straight boards would bend out of shape an hour or two after painting. I am wondering if I am doing the right thing by painting? I work on the ranch only on weekends so between when I prepare the concrete forms and the pour a few weeks might pass. If I don't paint the wood it will bake and dry out in the hot sun. If I do paint the water in the paint and the drying process seems to do more harm than good. To paint or not to paint: that is the question!


jackwashere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,726
Rewards Points: 2,210

How about just using form oil? Thats what its made for Jack. We used it all the time on plywood forms. You just spray it on with a Hudson sprayer.


" Most people would rather die than think, and most do " Bertrand Russell

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refinish original wood subfloor and lead paint Camera Flooring 3 11-24-2011 09:04 AM
best paint for outdoor wood table (stain resistance)? techman41973 Painting 6 10-07-2011 08:11 PM
I can't paint my whole exterior before winter, and I have some exposed wood skiposwald Painting 1 10-15-2008 12:06 AM
Semi gloss on Semi gloss mattpricemn Painting 6 08-25-2008 07:18 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1